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Google

The food safety firm is using NGS testing and data analytics to create actionable information for retailers and manufacturers.

Organizations are pursuing various approaches to control mosquitos harboring dengue and Zika viruses, Technology Review reports.

DNAstack offers cloud-based access to bioinformatics solutions and mechanisms for sharing genomic data that leverage open APIs and resources. 

The project is utilizing an Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system and includes a collaboration with Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences.

The partners will evaluate various established research solutions including a number of variant calling methods for potential clinical use.

The partners are building applications on the Google cloud to store, process, explore, and share genomic and healthcare data.

It's Electric

GlaxoSmithKline and Verily Life Sciences form Galvani Bioelectronics.

A key feature of the platform is iMethods, which lets users pack their analysis tools and protocols in Docker containers and share them as part of their papers.

'Going Big'

Alphabet leadership and others defend Verily's ambitious projects, Stat News reports.

Verily's life science projects aren't living up to expectations, Stat News reports.

Pages

In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.